The Daily Populous

Sunday September 12nd, 2021 morning edition

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Twenty years later, and all I can say is, “I had no idea it would be like this.”

The GOP was bad enough back then — remember John Ashcroft shrouding the stone breasts of a statue so as not to be tempted, or something?

David Frum, the George W. Bush speechwriter who helped that Republican president sell fear to a traumatized nation, made an observation once.

“If conservatives become convinced that they cannot win democratically,” he predicted, “they will not abandon conservatism.

All that, and they have foot-soldiers now, shock troops dressed in their finest tac gear and armed to the last tooth.

Someone was performing the national anthem, and I caught “…gave proof through the night that our flag was still there.”

The thought came of itself, immediate and unbidden — “Not in Afghanistan, not anymore” — and I fell down the stairwell of 20 years, again. »

NY hospital to pause baby deliveries after staffers quit over vaccine mandate

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Lewis County General Hospital, in Lowville, will temporarily stop delivering babies after Sept. 24, WWNY reported.

He added that another seven maternity unit staffers were undecided about getting the vaccine, the television station reported.

Cayer said 165 hospital employees, or 27% of the facility’s workforce, have yet to be vaccinated against COVID-19, WWNY reported. »

Google underpaid thousands of international 'shadow workers,' violating labor laws around the world, reports reveal

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Google underpaid thousands of temporary workers around the world, The Guardian and NYT report.

Countries with "pay-parity" laws require equitable wages for full-time and temporary workers.

Google underpaid thousands of international contract workers, violating pay-parity laws in several countries, The New York Times and The Guardian reported Friday. »

Affidavit: Texas man murdered woman, shot her husband, because they voted for Biden

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Alvarez, arrested September 8 nearly a year after the murder, is being held at the El Paso County Detention Center.

After Alvarez shot and killed the woman, he allegedly made his way through the detached garage door and entered the backyard.

Furthermore, the email Alvarez allegedly wrote claims he targeted the Kaufmann’s home near Memorial Park because they voted for Biden and had a Biden “flag and a doll of Trump hanging.”. »